Still smouldering ruins of a home on Gilford Road in Innisfil on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The fire was called in to Innisfil Fire & Rescue at 10:30 p.m. on April 23. The home, which was not occupied at the time of the blaze, was under renovation. MIRIAM KING/BRADFORD TIMES/SUNMEDIA

'I was amazed how fast it spread'

INNISFIL – An unoccupied home undergoing renovations was destroyed by fire, and several nearby homes were damaged, by a blaze in Gilford, Wednesday night.

Barrie MPP Rod Jackson held a press conference Wednesday denouncing the provincial government's promise of debt retirement charges removal from residential gas bills at the end of 2015. CHERYL BROWNE/ BARRIE EXAMINER

MPP raises alarm over 'gouging'

The sigh of relief over the proposed removal of debt charges from your hydro bill never came. Or at least it won't come for another year-and-a-half, and

Crash leads to charge

Barrie firefighters were needed to remove a driver from his vehicle after a crash at Huronia and Big Bay Point roads Wednesday night.

Members of the Barrie Fire and Emergency Services were quick to knock down a kitchen fire which got out of control during the supper Wednesday. Officials say residents at the Anne Street South home attempted to extinguish the flames and escaped without injury. They also say the home did have working smoking alarms. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Kitchen fire on Anne Street

Members of the Barrie Fire and Emergency Services were quick to knock down a kitchen fire which got out of control during the supper Wednesday.

Chelsea Davis, 15, performs a Janis Joplin tune during Tuesday's City of Barrie Street Performer Auditions held in front of a panel of judges at the Rotunda. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Taking it to the streets

Chelsea Davis, 15, performs a Janis Joplin tune during Tuesday's City of Barrie Street Performer Auditions held in

     

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